Why Do People Leave Corporate Healthcare Jobs?

Why Do People Leave Corporate Healthcare Jobs?

If you have gone through the pains of opening and growing your own clinic, you know how tough it can be to retain staff.

Add to that a global pandemic, and rapidly growing healthcare staff shortages, and it becomes a recipe for disaster.

However, the staffing crunch has very different ramifications when you’re in the world of corporate healthcare.

If you’re working in the healthcare industry and have been considering branching out on your own, you’re not alone.

You have passion and drive and feel that you could make a go of it with your own private practice.

But the idea of starting a medical practice during these times is daunting.

Especially when you already feel overworked and burnt out.

But what if we told you that now is the perfect time to start your own private medical practice?

If you’re considering leaving your corporate healthcare job, it might be for one of the reasons below.

Here at Symbiosis, we’ve heard from our partner practices with the following complaints about their corporate healthcare jobs, and we’ve helped them get away from that world and achieve a greater work life balance through our medical coworking space.

Let’s take a look at some of the issues facing healthcare workers in the corporate sector today.

1. The Workload Is Too Heavy

Nothing is worse than ending a shift at work feeling like you’ve been putting out fires all day.

You still have a massive to do list that will now have to wait until tomorrow.

This is the reality for many working in short staffed hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

When you are understaffed, you feel the burden of the heavy workload.

You begin to feel inadequate and that you are not getting your work done.

Your patients begin to feel like a burden and you begin to feel burned out.

This isn’t the reason you got into the healthcare profession.

You wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives, not bring down your own.

2. The Hours Are Too Long

When you were in medical school, you told yourself that the long hours would be worth it once you were a successful healthcare worker.

But now that you have a good job, you find yourself working harder than ever.

A twelve hour day is pretty standard among your peers.

It’s not like you can just punch the clock and go home at the end of the day.

There are people who depend on you.

There’s a shortage of staff, so you need to do the job of two people just to provide the basics of care.

But there is only so much of you to go around.

3. The Demand Is Rising

We will be feeling the after effects of this pandemic for a long time.

A really, really long time.

And the end is not yet even in sight.

The workload is demanding, and the demand is rising.

More is expected of you than ever before.

Research shows that one of the leading causes of workplace injury in the healthcare sector among nurses is back injury.

The burden of having to lift patients without assistance has become commonplace.

People rely on you, and there’s no one else to help.

How much worse can this get?

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4. The Hours Aren’t Flexible

With the new shift towards a work at home culture, businesses are beginning to recognize the importance of work life balance and flexible hours for their employees.

But if you work in the healthcare industry, you know that flexible hours are a myth.

You can’t have flexible hours when a twelve hour shift is the least you can expect from your day.

Something has to change.

5. The Culture Fit Isn’t There

The abundance of jobs available to healthcare workers means that the competition for employers is high.

Competitive salary and benefits are no longer the answer to attracting the right people.

You need to have more to offer.

Having a good work culture is hard when you are understaffed and your employees feel the pressure.

But this is one of the areas that healthcare workers look at first when deciding where to apply.

6. The Responsibility Is Too Much

Training a new hire is challenging – you don’t want to overwhelm them and you want to make them feel welcome.

But when every new hire fills a hole that you are desperate to fill, you start to feel like you’re throwing them in at the deep end to see if they sink or swim.

In the corporate world, the responsibility that both new hires and longtime staff have can be overwhelming, especially in the face of a shortage of healthcare providers.

7. The Impact On Health Is Too Great

It’s no secret that burnout and PTSD are becoming real issues in the healthcare industry thanks to the pandemic.

Things will not always be like this, but how much longer can it go on?

You can’t relax, and you can’t take a vacation.

You see your coworkers burning out and leaving the industry.

Is it really worth it?

You have always wanted to be there for your patients, but you need to be there for yourself as well.

So What Are Your Options?

Maybe you’re sick of your corporate healthcare job and want something better.

Something that fits your lifestyle more.

Something that offers a greater work life balance.

Something that doesn’t drive you to burnout.

What are your options?

You can quit your job and get a relatively lower stress job.

But you love being a healthcare provider.

You love taking care of people and helping them live healthier lives.

But when you add it all up, it’s just becoming too much for you.

Why not consider starting your own practice in a medical coworking space?

Through the medical coworking space at Symbiosis, you’ll be able to build your own schedule, simplify your lifestyle, and enjoy all the freedom that comes with running your own practice without all the hidden overhead costs of starting your own practice the traditional way.

If you’re ready for something different, we can help.

Questions? Ask Symbiosis

If you feel that you’re at the breaking point, or you are looking to move forward within an overworked industry, then Symbiosis can help.

As a healthcare accelerator, we help to ease the burden during these challenging times, while you take care of yourself, your business, and your patients.

When you join our network, you will have access to the resources that you desperately need.

You can’t do it all on your own.

Contact Symbiosis today and start to see a better future.

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